“Almost every part of our lives, from medicine to music, is now shaped, informed or controlled in some way by algorithms. They have become one of the most powerful forces shaping the 21st century, but remain invisible and impenetrable to all but a few.” – Matthew Falla, Founding Partner of Signal Noise As part of […]
Nathan at Flowing Data recently posted this great visualization of Billboard’s top 100 songs – since the creation of their Hot 100 list in 1958. The list is based on airplay and sales. The image above are the songs in chart form. via Chart-Topping Songs as Graphs and Diagrams.
For the third time, Munich will be all about the combination of interface design and innovative experiences. push.conference unites interaction designers, creative coders and UX professionals to shape the future of our field.
Keeping in line with her prolonged interest in representing urban flows, Tori Foster’s Cadence transforms vehicular activity into a four-minute loop of flowing streams of animated electromagnetic flip-discs.
Contact is an acoustic research project that turns any hard surface into an interface. The installation uses contact microphones, passive sonar and waveform analysis to recognise information of touches, ie where a surface has been hit or how a hand has made contact.
Exhibition in Berlin’s Olympus Photography playground explores sound in visual form combining simple interaction with speaker and liquid waves.
Created by Manuela Donoso and Luisa Pereira, The Harmonic Series is a collection of mechanical devices , software, sculptures and prints that explore the relationship between musical and visual harmony. Inspired by the nineteenth century mathematician Jules Lissajous who invented a device to visualize sound vibrations using two tuning forks and a beam of light […]
Created by Fake Love with Blair Neal in collaboration with Red Paper Heart (Zander Brimijoin, Daniel Scheibel), Playground is an immersive installation created for Sonos Studio at SXSW. With five projectors, a kinect and the new Sonos Playbar a 250sf black and white space shed’s interior reacts to every sonic nuance, visualizing any selected track.
Italian author and meta-fabelist Italo Calvino arranged a grid of tarot cards as an engine to propel his 1973 novel The Castle of Crossed Destinies. The interwoven lines and columns of this grid were used by a narrator to reconstruct the stories of a whimsical cast of characters who had become mute, traumatized after venturing through […]
Back in July, Studio NAND with Moritz Stefaner and Drew Hemment created emoto, an online web application that captured and visualised the excitement around the Olympic Games in London. The project moved from real-time (see our post) to ”Archive” data sculpture which is now on display at WE PLAY. Based on approx. 12.5 million Twitter messages which were aggregated in real-time, all the data gathered has […]
Created by Realitat, Microsonic Landscapes is an algorithmic exploration of the music. Each favoured album is converted into a three dimensional representation and “proposes a new spatial and unique journey by transforming sound into matter/space: the hidden into something visible.”
Visualizations are created to make data more legible. They are intended to give us a neutral portrait, so to speak, of how collections of data relate to each other. In so doing, they make information accessible to us that would otherwise be obscured by its scale in a manner that is easily comprehended. Data is […]